Juan Trippe (1899-1981). Trippe was the founder of Pan Am.
Juan Trippe Signs An Aviation Corporation Of The Americas Stock Certificate
Juan Trippe. DS. 1pp. 10 3/4" x 7 3/4". Delaware. April 15, 1929. An "Aviation Corporation of the Americas" stock certificate signed by Juan Trippe as the president. The 100 shares were issued to "United Aircraft & Transport Corporation". The stock is punch cancelled, including some small holes through Trippe's dark signature, and it is in fine condition overall.
Superb Association Of Aviation Pioneers Chance Vought And Juan Trippe
1929, Delaware. Green. Stock certificate for 100 shares of Aviation Corporation of the Americas, signed as President at lower right by JUAN T. TRIPPE, airline pioneer, founder of Aviation Corporation of the Americas, Pan American Airways Corporation, Pan American World Airways Corporation. Also signed on verso as Vice President of United Aircraft & Transport Corporation by CHANCE VOUGHT, aviation designer and manufacturer, founder of the Chance Vought Corporation and the Vought-Sikorsky division of United Aircraft & Transport Corporation. Vought was taught to fly in 1910 by the Wright brothers and in 1916 became chief engineer for the Wright Company. He died in 1930 at the age of 40 making his a relatively scarce aviation signature. Perferation cancellations affect both signatures. Very fine.